Hamza Bangash’s short film headed to virtual Palm Springs Shortfest 2020

Punjabi short film Stray Dogs Come Out at Night is going to be heading to the first digital edition of Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films 2020. Director Bangash made the announcement via Instagram: “Palm Springs baby. In the garbage bag of fire that is 2020, we got some good news and we’re gonna celebrate it!” He continues, “This would have been my first theatrical screening in the US, and is also my first festival selection in the States. The last time I applied for Palm Springs International Film Festival was in 2015, and promptly rejected. Working on my craft, and here 5 years later! Take your time,” The short film has been nominated for two awards, namely Best Live Action Short 15 Minutes and Vimeo Staff Pick Award. The virtual film fest will he held from 16th to 22nd June, 2020. On June 21st, winners will be announced from a curated line-up and presented with awards and cash prizes worth $25,000 including five Academy Award-qualifying awards.